John E. Krogmann, 73

John E. Krogmann, 73, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls. He was born on Dec. 23, 1940, in Elkton, S.D. to Louie and Elsie (Meier) Krogmann. 

He grew up and attended school in Elkton. After school he joined the Army, where he was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, from 1960 to 1963. After being discharged, he moved to West Fargo, N.D. to work at the stockyards where he met Bonnie Holzworth.

John and Bonnie married on Nov. 16, 1963, in West Fargo. They welcomed a daughter, Susie, in 1964, in Minnesota. In 1966, they moved to Otsego, where they had a son, Russ, in 1968. 

John worked for the City of Otsego until his retirement in 1990. After retirement they moved to Lake Campbell where they lived for 24 years.  John spent part of his summers working for Prunty Construction over the next eight years.

He enjoyed beer, sports, fishing, camping at Muskrat Lake, bowling, playing softball, his grandchildren and traveling with his wife. John and Bonnie recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.

John is survived by his wife Bonnie; daughter Susie Van Eck of Volga, S.D.; son Russ Krogmann, Lake Campbell, S.D.; five grandchildren; four sisters, Marian Krogmann of Fruita, Colo., Doris Evink, of South Dakota and Marie Krogmann and Deloris Krogmann, both of Otsego; and two brothers, David Krogmann of Littleton, Colo. and Vernon Krogmann of Ivanhoe, Minn.

John was preceded in death by his parents; brother Louie; and two sisters, Elsie and Lillie.

Visitation is Thursday, May 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Skroch Funeral Chapel in Flandreau, S.D. Funeral services will be Friday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at Skroch Funeral Chapel,


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